One of the major music headline themes of 2016 has been reunions. Between A Tribe Called Quest, Guns N’ Roses, The Flecktones, John Mayer Trio, and more, fans have been blessed with an opportunity to see these once-dominant acts light up a stage again. Of course, few have been as exciting as the great Ween, who returned in February of this year after not performing for several years.After three performances at Broomfield’s 1st Bank Center and an appearance at Okeechobee Music Festival, the group returned to New York’s Terminal 5 on April 14-16, hitting NYC for the first performance since Halloween of 2011.The first night was complete with fan-favorites like “Roses Are Free,” “Chocolate Town,” “You Fucked Up” and more, with big time free-form segments coming in tracks like “Pandy Fackler,” it was ultimately an unforgettable and reaffirming night of music. Through a total of 29 songs, Ween brought fans back through their extensive catalog and into the cosmos.Watch the full set below, courtesy of LazyLightning55a:Setlist: Ween at Terminal 5, New York, NY – 4/14/16Set: The Stallion pt 1, Roses Are Free, Happy Colored Marbles, The Stallion pt 3, Bananas And Blow, Your Party, Japanese Cowboy, Beacon Light, Even If You Don’t, Freedom of ’76, The Grobe, Captain Fantasy, Don’t Get 2 Close (2 My Fantasy), Touch My Tooter, Mononucleosis, Boy’s Club, Pandy Fackler, Chocolate Town*, Little Birdy*, Get A Little Taste of You*, The HIV Song*, Help Me Scrape the Mucus Off My Brain*, Kim Smoltz*, Pumpin’ 4 The Man, The Golden Eel, Baby Bitch, Frank, You Fucked UpEncore: Licking The Palm For Guava > Mushroom Festival In Hell, Someday* – acousticPhotos by Chad Anderson, full gallery below:
Topics : Hong Kong said on Monday it was stopping all tourist arrivals and transit passengers at its airport and was considering suspending the sale of alcohol in some venues, joining cities around the world in the battle to halt the coronavirus.Announcing tough new travel restrictions, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said the government was planning to curb the sale of alcohol at more than 8,000 bars and restaurants, an extraordinary move in a city that never sleeps.An emotional Lam said many people took off their masks in bars and “even have intimate acts when they are tipsy”, increasing the risk of cross-infection. “So, we are going to suggest, as it requires legislative work, around 8,600 restaurants, bars and clubs with liquor licenses to temporarily suspend the sale of alcohol by amending the law,” Lam, who was wearing a face mask, told a news conference.”We are investigating any further measures we can do rather than a complete closure of restaurants as we know many Hong Kong residents do not cook at home and often dine out.”Alcohol will be available in supermarkets and convenience stores across the city.The city government announced 39 new cases of coronavirus on Monday, 30 of which had a recent travel history, bringing its total to 357. Four people have died of the disease in Hong Kong. The measures come two days after the government warned a spike in the number of people returning to the region infected with coronavirus could lead to a large community outbreak.The ban on tourist arrivals would last for 14 days from Wednesday, with visitors from mainland China, Macau and Taiwan who had travelled elsewhere recently, also subject to the restriction.Late on Sunday, Hong Kong said it was investigating 41 instances of people violating quarantine, including five people who could face prosecution. Two had removed or cut off electronic wristbands used to track people, the government said.Hong Kong last week began using the electronic wristbands linked to an app as part of its effort to enforce quarantine.
Coming into Barry Alvarez’s final season as head football coach at Wisconsin, expectations for success were not high. The Badgers began the season unranked, and no one, even Alvarez, considered this year’s team strong enough to make a run at the Big Ten title.”I didn’t even look at a Big Ten Title,” Alvarez admitted about his pre-season expectations. “I thought we had a chance to be a nice football team. With the people we were going to play, knowing what the majority of our league had returning, I didn’t know whether we’d be good enough to contend for a championship.”Nevertheless, the Badgers are 8-1 and this Saturday’s game against conference co-leader Penn State could decide the Big Ten Champion. Despite Wisconsin’s unexpected success, critics have been quick to discount their efforts.”People have a tendency to watch a football game and they want to critique it,” Alvarez said. “Everybody finds something wrong with the game because there’s so much in our sport, unlike in any other sport; you can question every play. That gives everyone a tendency, when the game is over, to look at what went wrong. No one talks about what went right; everybody wants to know what was the problem. I think that’s just the way it is, not just here, but anyplace.”Alvarez refuses to let criticism affect him or his team, and acknowledges that his assistant coaching staff has been instrumental in keeping his team focused. While uncertainty surrounds the future as the Alvarez era ends, the assistant coaches have excelled and the head coach humbly credits them.”What my staff has accomplished to date, is by far the best job that we’ve done with the inexperience coming in,” Alvarez said. “Even with all those things, they’ve been able to stay focused, they’ve been able to put a plan together to give the guys a chance to win, they’ve been able to motivate the players to play four quarters, make adjustments on the run. It’s been really a special coaching job by the staff.”Looking to Penn State:Saturday’s game will be Alvarez’s final Big Ten road game as head coach of the Badgers. Wisconsin, the league’s best offense, averaging 39.7 points per game, will face the league’s stingiest defense in Penn State, who allows just 16.1 points per contest, in a match up that could potentially decide the Big Ten Champion. If that weren’t enough, the game will be televised nationally and Penn State’s Beaver Stadium, which holds a capacity of 107,282 fans, is expecting a record crowd.”If that doesn’t get your motor running, there’s something wrong,” Alvarez said of his players. “That’s why I try to stay away from building the game up. You don’t have to because players understand it.”Instead, Alvarez will focus on scoring on Penn State’s tough defense and stopping one of the country’s most dangerous quarterbacks, Michael Robinson.”He’s very talented,” said Alvarez of Robinson. “He can do it all and he can hurt you in a lot of different ways.Newkirk stepping up:Freshman defensive tackle Mike Newkirk has recently stepped up as a big contributor in the makeshift Badger defense. He had six tackles including a forced and recovered fumble on homecoming against Purdue.”He’s played well,” Alvarez said. “He’s active in there, he plays hard. I think he’ll continue to get better because he’s so focused and wants to be good. He’s willing to put the time and effort in to improve.”Newkirk’s seen his playing time increase drastically since the Minnesota contest when redshirt freshman Jason Chapman went down with an ankle injury. Chapman is expected to return for significant action this week.
The tournament will take place on the 25th & 26th of June at the UCD Bowl in Dublin.Ireland will compete alongside Kazahstan, China, Hong Kong, Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Russia, Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago, Samoa, Cook Islands, Uruguay and Argentina for the final coveted place at the Olympics.